Lost in Tuesday’s election night chaos was a decision in Puerto Rico to seek statehood in a nonbinding referendum. But the odds seem stacked against that happening.
In national elections, there are always a few surprises in the presidential and state votes. Here’s a look at five largely unexpected developments from Tuesday.
The race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is over, after a record amount of campaign spending and a seemingly record amount of speculation. In the long term, what does it all mean for the Constitution?
In the end, Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney without having to win the biggest swing states of Florida, Ohio, and Virginia, three states where both campaigns spent huge amounts of money.
President Barack Obama won re-election on Tuesday night, after a difficult, closely fought election with Mitt Romney.
President Aaron Burr? Or President Charles Evans Hughes? These men and three other came so close to winning the highest office in the land, but came up just a few votes short.
The United States Supreme Court has directly decided one presidential election, and a justice indirectly decided a second. So how would the 2012 contest wind up in front of the justices again?
On Tuesday, there were various reports in the area near the National Constitution Center about voter experiences at the polls. Some were good, some were bad, and some were just odd.
Are you ready for a long Election Night? Here’s a quick guide for the key events in Tuesday night’s presidential election coverage, which should easily extend into Wednesday.
Lyle Denniston looks at claims that a Supreme Court in a second Obama administration would be like “the Warren Court on steroids.”